Production Manager
Composites
Posted on 3/22/2024
Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing
Company Overview
Rocket Lab, a comprehensive space company established in 2006, has a proven track record of mission success, offering reliable launch services, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions. It stands out for its manufacturing of the Electron, the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and the Photon spacecraft platform, chosen for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars. With three launch pads at two sites, industry-leading flight software, and a commitment to cost-effective and efficient services, Rocket Lab is a leader in the space industry, making space access more affordable and faster.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

49%

2 year growth

118%
Locations
Essex, MD, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Robotics and Automation Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or manufacturing
  • Extensive manufacturing optimization experience
  • 8+ years’ experience in Aerospace Manufacturing processes
  • Previous experience establishing a new product line
Responsibilities
  • Lead the build out of our SSC (Space Structures Complex) production facility in Baltimore MD.
  • Oversee production equipment selection, layout, and installation.
  • Manage processes and personnel for Composite Manufacturing Engineering and AFP (Automated Fiber Placement) Production
  • Identify and rectify system level bottlenecks and/or shortages
  • Develop the Production Manufacturing Roadmap to scale to full production rate
  • Assess and implement new manufacturing technologies to meet future production needs.
  • Coordinate between Structures and Programs to align program schedule.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain to ensure batch/lot procurements are being executed in an efficient manner.
  • Ensure that project and department milestones are met on time and within budget